SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
"Policies, programs, and practices that aim to prevent or avoid the harms associated with the use of alcohol or other drugs.
Prevention activities and services are offered in a large variety of settings, from inside school classrooms, to pediatrician offices, to within recreational centers and larger community settings. The format for prevention activities and services can range from one-on-one to large groups. Addiction prevention programs encourage individuals to refrain from substance use and work to help individuals avoid harm and injury from alcohol and other drugs, hopefully preventing the development of substance use disorder and substance-related injuries and harms."
"The management and care of a patient to combat a disease or disorder. Can take the form of medicines, procedures, or counseling and psychotherapy."
"Addiction requires individualized treatments that address the symptoms and underlying causes of the disease, as well as the consequences that substance use has on different areas of a person’s life. Addiction treatment commonly consists of a combination of group and individual therapy sessions that focus on teaching those in recovery the skills needed to get and stay sober as well as how to navigate various situations without turning to drugs or alcohol."
"The process of improved physical, psychological, and social well-being and health after having suffered from a substance use disorder."
"Recovery support services include continuing care, mutual help groups (such as 12-step programs), peer recovery support services, and recovery high schools. Such programs provide a community setting where fellow recovering persons can share their experiences, provide mutual support to each other’s struggles with drug or alcohol problems, and in other ways support a substance-free lifestyle."